How the youth can drive Africa’s agriculture revolution

How the youth can drive Africa’s agriculture revolution

"Young people think agriculture is uncool and uninspiring." This is one of the myths the Do Agric campaign debunked this year. As we celebrate International Youth Month, we need to ask ourselves if enough is being done to bring the energy, innovation and the entrepreneurial flair of young people into agribusiness.
10 ways that breastfeeding fights extreme poverty

10 ways that breastfeeding fights extreme poverty

World Breastfeeding Week starts tomorrow. Hailed by UNICEF as nature’s “safety net,” exclusive breastfeeding is one of the most effective interventions for preventing child deaths. Keep reading to learn ten important links between breastfeeding and the fight against extreme poverty.
21 things only activists will understand

21 things only activists will understand

If you've campaigned on any issue at all, you'll probably be able to relate to these 21 animated GIFs. Getting standard replies to your letters, losing your nerve just before a lobby meeting, the highs and lows of street campaigning - we've been there too.
UN: Take poverty to zero – and keep it there

UN: Take poverty to zero – and keep it there

Amazing progress on reducing poverty could be lost unless we act to stop vulnerable people sliding back, a new report warns. It's based on the latest human development index rankings - one of the most detailed insights into how the world is doing on reducing poverty.
Debt relief in Ghana & Zambia – did it help?

Debt relief in Ghana & Zambia – did it help?

A recent article claims the current governments of Zambia and Ghana are struggling to balance the books and are borrowing money at reckless levels. While citizens there are rightly worried about public spending, the assertion that debt cancellation of the early 2000s was ‘no cure’ is not supported by evidence.
Flight MH17 & HIV/AIDS: This is personal

Flight MH17 & HIV/AIDS: This is personal

When the news about Flight MH17 broke, it registered as a horrible and senseless event; nothing more. Then, I started to learn that some of the passengers were heading to the 2014 International AIDS Conference in Australia. Suddenly, the news felt raw, and personal. The victims were part of my world, my community.
Girl Summit: What does freedom mean to you?

Girl Summit: What does freedom mean to you?

Whether it's being yourself, taking risks or spending time with loved ones, we all have ideas about what freedom means to us. This video above was created by asking Instagram users what #FreedomIs to them. Join the conversation and let us know why you support everyone’s right to freedom.
Why I hate overseas aid

Why I hate overseas aid

I hate aid. I hate what it means. I hate that it exists today. So I’m fighting to make sure it no longer exists. Hardly something you’d expect to hear from someone volunteering for an international NGO, but it is true, I hate it.
Bono, Malala & Desmond Tutu send stark warning to world leaders

Bono, Malala & Desmond Tutu send stark warning to world leaders

Today, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, Graca Machel, Bono, Mo Ibrahim and Muhammed Yunus have joined forces to sound a warning that 2015 is a year of huge opportunity, but also of huge risk. They are calling on world leaders to step up the fight against poverty, inequality and climate change.